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H.R.4901: Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Rob Bishop, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 19, 2014
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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Bill Summary

Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014 - Allows Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming (western states) to relinquish state land grant parcels wholly or primarily within federal conservation areas and to select, in exchange, unappropriated public land within the state. Defines "federal conservation areas" as lands within the outer boundaries of units of the National Park, National Wilderness Preservation, National Wildlife Refuge, or National Landscape Conservation Systems and certain designated lands within the National Forest System.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to create a process for the relinquishment of such parcels.

Allows a western state to select, and the Secretary to convey, lands that are mineral in character.

Requires the overall value of the state land grant parcels and the unappropriated public land to be conveyed to be ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
June 26, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water and Power.
June 26, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
June 26, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
June 19, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.